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Arvada police locate woman with autism who was missing for about 1 week

Posted at 6:10 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 07:22:42-04

UPDATE Aug. 21 8:40 a.m. — Jocelyn Bajandas was found safe and has returned home.


ARVADA, Colo. — Police in Arvada are searching for a 20-year-old woman with autism who went missing on Thursday.

The Arvada Police Department said Jocelyn Bajandas left the home she shares with her mother, which is in the area of W. 56th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard, with a backpack and suitcase on Thursday.

Bajandas has autism and is developmentally delayed, police said. She is supposed to be taking medication, but did not have any on her when she left. She has now been without it for four days.

Bajandas is described as a white female, standing about 5 feet, 5 inches tall. She is about 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you see her, call your local police or the Arvada Police Department at WHAT.